City Guide: 72 Hours in New York City

72 hours in New York City is not near enough time to experience the whole city, but it’s more than enough to capture the magic.  I’ve always wanted to go to New York City because so many artists, actors, and…

Victoria BC

Planning a Tea Lovers Getaway to Victoria BC

Tea love is a special kind of love. I find there are two types of tea lovers, the people who enjoy a good cup of tea, and the people who can’t live without their daily cup (or two, or three..)…

1 Day in Seattle: With Kids

Our family does a lot of ‘day tripping’. We’ll drive out to a destination that’s 2-3 hours away, spend the day, and head back after dinner. It might not be for everyone, but for us it’s a great way to…

Victoria BC: Girls Weekend Guide

Just before Christmas Salma and I got a rare opportunity to slip away from life, responsibilities (aka husbands & kids), and work stress to take both of our first ever girl’s trip! It’s kind of sad that neither of us…

Artisan Pears from the Sacramento Delta

There are many things I’m passionate about, and artisan made products, good quality food, and travel are all pretty close to the top of my love list. So you can imagine how excited I was to visit the Sacramento Delta…

The Phulkari Bagh

My love for the phulkari flower is well documented on the blog, but I’ve never written about my quest to find a phulkari bagh of my own. A bagh is a traditional dupatta embroidered for a special occasion like a…

Tips for Travelling to India

Earlier this year I went back to India for the first time in 20 years. I’d visited a twice before as a child and teenager with my family, but this was the first time I planned a trip myself. It…

Jaipur Travel Guide

When we started planning our India trip at the end of last year, the city I was most excited to visit was Jaipur. I’ve always been intrigued by Rajasthan. The folk music, the outfits, the jewelry, and the bandhini print…

Tips for Shopping in India

Before I left for my India trip in February (which feels like forever ago), I had a HUGE shopping list. I kid you not; everything from kundan payal and chand bali earrings, to garam masala, Amrita Pritam books, and craft…


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